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Office of Fiscal Analysis Infographic: The ECS Formula

This infographic from the Connecticut General Assembly's Office of Fiscal Analysis illustrates the workings of the revised Education Cost Sharing formula, which was passed in October 2017 as part of the bipartisan biennial budget and began being implemented in fiscal year 2019. The ECS formula is the formula the state legislature has established to distribute approximately $2 billion in state education funding to local public school districts. Under the new formula, a district’s full funding is to be phased in over 10 years.


Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Fiscal Analysis. (2018). The ECS Formula [Infographic]. Hartford, CT: Author. Retrieved from